• Home Repair in Cedar Grove, West Virginia - West Virginia  - Mission Finder

  • Home Repair in Cedar Grove, West Virginia - West Virginia  - Mission Finder

  • Home Repair in Cedar Grove, West Virginia - West Virginia  - Mission Finder

  • Home Repair in Cedar Grove, West Virginia - West Virginia  - Mission Finder

  • Home Repair in Cedar Grove, West Virginia - West Virginia  - Mission Finder

  • Home Repair in Cedar Grove, West Virginia - West Virginia  - Mission Finder

  • Home Repair in Cedar Grove, West Virginia - West Virginia  - Mission Finder

  • Home Repair in Cedar Grove, West Virginia - West Virginia  - Mission Finder

  • Home Repair in Cedar Grove, West Virginia - West Virginia  - Mission Finder

Home Repair in Cedar Grove, West Virginia

Decades ago this was a thriving mining area. Now, not so much. But the community retains a small-town character and is largely composed of residential neighborhoods that follow the flow of the Kanawha River. Many of these neighborhoods were developed in the early 1900s around coal-mining operations. These West Virginians are a strong people who have contributed much to this nation’s success.

Now, many have been left behind with disabilities and Black Lung disease. They deserve decent housing, not the often-found run-down coal camp houses, and dilapidated trailers. This is where your group can really help. Your experience will be rich and historical, as you make new friends whom you’ll never forget and make real, practical differences in someone’s life. You will be hard pressed to find a more appreciative resident than when you work for a West Virginian.

The community school where your group will stay is located in a town that embraces our participants each year we arrive. It is large and long as a traditionally designed school that used to be one of several high schools during the coal industry heyday. Plenty of classrooms with air conditioning, cozy but welcoming cafeteria, lots of space to meet as a small group are all here. The gym is huge but warm as they need to cool it with fans and ceiling vents. Don’t worry though, the valley often experiences cool breezes.

Where

Cedar Grove, West Virginia

When

June 17 2018 to June 23 2018

Skills

Basic labor and painting skills. For ages 12+

What We Will Do

This may be just what the resident needs: the presence of a group of servants willing to do whatever is needed. We will paint, insulate, and caulk openings to keep out the harsh winters. Ramps, porches and other accessibility challenges are also conquered. A complete skirting project can keep a trailer safer and warmer. We can even lay on some roof coat to make sure a home is dry. Whatever you end up doing, it will be appreciated – you will be amazed how little things mean a lot.

You would be hard pressed to find a longer term local partner with our program. Much like the residents of the region, our cosponsor here has been hit with hard financial times. But we have committed to working with then through the lean times that seem to grip the programs in the Appalachians. They are well known for programs assisting the elderly and youth of the community. They have a long standing YouthBuild program that helps young people hone skills and prepare for success in the trades.

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